Costa Rica: Government spending, in dollars

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 Costa Rica

Government spending, billion USD

 Latest value 12.87
 Year 2023
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 2.95
 Min - Max 0.05 - 12.87
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 2.95 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0.05 billion U.S. dollars in 1960 and a maximum of 12.87 billion U.S. dollars in 2023. The latest value from 2023 is 12.87 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 131 countries is 69.63 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Government spending, in dollars - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Government spending, in dollars - historical chart - 1960-2023




Definition: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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 Government spending, percent of GDP 15.40 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 12.87 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.20 2021 percent
 Government debt 77.67 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 1,662.21 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 14.00 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 58.30 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 151 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 10 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 28.47 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 4.29 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 17.65 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 77.87 2021 million U.S. dollars
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